Dog training often leads people into believe obedience is the answer.
It sets the expectation that control over another being is the goal.
Without control, you won’t have harmony or peace in your home.
This isn’t true.
Creating peace and harmony is only attainable when you respond in the moment with awareness of yourself and those around you.
You let go of controlling them and the situation you’re in.
You learn to flow with your dog, your friends, family, work colleague regardless of what’s happening because you recognize the illusion of control limits your life.
When you deepen your awareness of yourself can you make choices that are congruent to who you are as a person that desires connection and freedom, then you can can feel the harmony and peace that already exists.
Do you desire to slow down and want to deepen a connection to yourself so you can live more harmoniously with those you care about, including your dogs?
Katherine Porter is a force free, reward based dog behavior advisor and consultant serving clients and their companion dogs worldwide. Her calm and gentle approach in coaching clients in effectively communicating what they want to their dog blends her MSW background into her dog training and behavior practice.
Katherine was a behavior consultant for Heeling Hounds after graduation. She opened Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC when the military relocated her family to Fort Sill, OK in 2015. During this time, she volunteered with Rainbow Bridge Can Wait where she provided post adoption consultations to new pet parents. She also developed and implemented tailored behavior modification plans for highly reactive dogs residing at the shelter. She also provided educational programs to military children through interactive workshops at the Fort Sill School Age Center.
In 2017, Katherine relocated Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC to Germany. She served the Armed Forces communities in Bavaria. She continued coaching and advising her clients in addressing their companion dog’s fearful and reactive behavioral issues. Katherine takes a Do No Harm approach first and foremost in providing behavioral plans. She is committed in serving clients with gentle and modern science approaches in modifying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and fear based responses.
Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is focused on integrating a holistic and modern approach in addressing her client’s pet companion reactive behavior issues.
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